Downtown Cleveland Alliance Update With CEO Michael Deemer - 2-3-22

Michael Deemer, President & CEO from The Downtown Cleveland Alliance spoke to Bill about February is here which means the 2022 NBA All-Star Game is right around the corner - How is Downtown Cleveland continuing to navigate its recovery?

What impact will the All-Star Game have on Downtown Cleveland?


  • Proud to host another large scale event like NBA All-Star Game; builds on track record for hosting large scale national events: 2021 NFL Draft, MLB All-Star Game in 2019, 2016 RNC
  • Collaborating with NBA, Destination Cleveland, Cavs and partners from around the city to promote activities happening All-Star weekend.
  • Anticipating boost in foot traffic- impacting small businesses and storefront retail. 
  • Both NFL Draft & NBA All-Star Game are key events attracting thousands of visitors- impacting Downtown recovery. 


How is Downtown Cleveland continuing to navigate its recovery?


  • Employees continue to return to the office
  • Sherwin-Williams broke ground on their new corporate headquarters in Downtown Cleveland- 1,000,000 square-foot facility, 36-floor office tower- hundreds of jobs
  • New retail in Tower City- Jaxson’s Closet, Peach Fuzz- Complex Store Pop-up
  • New Restaurant- Indie East. 4th
  • Encouraging People to get vaccinated, boosted, and practice good hygiene. 


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